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Anyone exposed to too much stress knows that eventually it shows up in the body.

Common symptoms? Upset stomach pain, anxiety, headaches, shortness of breath – the list goes on and on.

Stress is the body’s reaction to a real or imagined danger. It doesn’t matter if a bear or a debt collector is chasing you, the chemical change in your body is the same. That reaction can be helpful in the right circumstances, but can be damaging when it is not.

Physical, chemical and emotional stress can overload your nervous system. Like a chain that breaks at its weakest link, stress tends to show up where we are most vulnerable. Our neck. Low back. Between our shoulders. Stress can increase the frequency of headaches and compromise other aspects of our health.

While regular chiropractic care can’t eliminate stress, it’s likely to help you resist, dissipate and accommodate stress better.